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PSU graduate scholarship goes to high school teacher

PLYMOUTH — Bonnie Robinson, a teacher at Lebanon High School was named the 2013 recipient of Plymouth State University's Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship. Robinson was chosen because of her commitment to graduate education in advancing her teaching potential.

Robinson is a student in PSU's Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership and Community advanced degree program. The scholarship was created in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU's former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies.

"Earning an EdD is the next step in my pathway to achieving my full potential," Robinson said. "I know that my students are inspired by my enthusiasm for learning, just as I am inspired by them."

Bonnie earned a Master of Education degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State, in addition to a bachelor's in Education from UVM. She hopes to complete her doctoral degree at PSU in 2014. She is the Extended Learning Opportunity coordinator at Lebanon High School, which allows students to earn high school credits through non-traditional learning. Hundreds of students are pursuing classes at local colleges including Dartmouth, Lebanon College, and the Community College Systems of New Hampshire and Vermont. In addition, students earn credits through internships, private instruction, independent study, online learning, and community service.

Robinson is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accreditation Visiting Team, Lebanon High NEASC Chair, and is an active member of the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, the Lebanon Opera House Board of Directors and the North Country Community Theatre.

 
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